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A promise to me

A few weeks ago I read about a few girls who were buying rings and wearing them as anti-engagement rings: a promise to love yourself. You can find the article here and I’ll leave you to make up your own mind on it.
Now the rings they’ve been buying were a little out of my price range and so I decided to find a ring that I liked and wear it instead. Does that seem childish? 


Following the childhood pattern of pinky promises, this is meant to be like a pinky promise to yourself to put yourself first and love yourself. As the card says, you promise to honour yourself, choose yourself and remember yourself on a daily basis. 

Anyone who’s been reading my blog or following me on Twitter a lot recently may be aware that recently I’ve been going through a down phase where I haven’t felt happy in myself or my life choices. I’m doing things to please others while not necessarily pleasing myself. In fact, even this month one of my goals is to figure out where my head is. And so I decided that this ring would be a visual reminder to myself that not only does love come in all different shapes,sizes and forms, but love starts as something you feel in yourself, something I haven’t done in quite a long time. 

My promise to me ring

I chose the rainbow coloured ring due to its LGBTQ+ associations and for this reason I may not wear it as a ring when at home, but whether it’s on my finger or on a chain around my neck the idea is still the same – I promise to look after my own state of mind. 

Please excuse the unpainted nails

What are your thoughts? Will you consider joining us in our pledge to ourselves? Let me know here or on Twitter or email me at katiekinnes@msn.com ! 
Hope you’re all well!
Ktkinnes xx

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Trying again

Well today marks the first of the month and today a few other firsts. Bethany Jane (@adventureanx) and I were chatting on Twitter and have both decided that this is the month we are going to be successful in diets and exercise and all other aspects in our lives. Check out her blog over at Adventure and Anxiety and give her a follow! There’s always something great to read on her blog.But before we get ahead of ourselves, why don’t we look back at last month’s goals? 
Read one new book? Done! In fact, I read 3 and started a fourth! Still no reviews though, sorry. I really am so lazy at the minute, please forgive me.

Blog twice a week? Success! I’ve actually been quite in touch with my blogging this month, even if they haven’t been top quality posts.

Cook 2 new meals? Well I made a delicious Caribbean Pork dish at the beginning of the month, and then I forgot about this goal for the rest of the month… Sorry! 

So that 2 and a half, right? That’s not so bad! So this month’s goals are:
Read The Cursed Child. It arrived yesterday morning and I honestly can’t wait to start it.

Get to a place where I’m happy in myself. I’m not really sure what’s wrong with me at the minute but I need to take the time and figure out what’s going on in my head. So give this one some time.

Develop a healthier lifestyle. Preferably one that doesn’t include me sitting watching Netflix all day…

So there you have it! Do you think any of these will work? What’re your goals for the month?

Ktkinnes xx